Friday, September 14, 2007

Social networks don’t win you close friends: a case for face-to-face

Recent research done in England suggests that the number of close friends you have is mostly a result of your face-to-face interactions in the real world.

Researchers at the Sheffield Hallam University say that your online friendships on social networking sites such as Orkut, Facebook, Myspace, Hi5 and others are ‘shallow’ in nature.

Researchers got more than 200 people to fill in questionnaires and found that most of respondents had around 5 close friends and many (90%) said their close friends were results of face-to-face meetings.

So, it seems that soliciting and clicking friend request on social sites is nothing but an ego trip.

So, what do you think about Face-to-face

Related reading
Faces, not Friends
If Friends were that easy to make
How social networking is making us fat

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At 2:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is nice someone finally called Facebook's first bluff.

Many Bluffs to call, before I go to...



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